FAO Fisheries Report No. 700
Report and Documentation of the
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Swan, J.; Gréboval, D. (comps.)
An international workshop was organized in order to identify factors of unsustainability and overexploitation in fisheries and review major issues in the implementation of international fisheries instruments. The workshop referred closely to the results of a first workshop held in Bangkok in 2002 (The International Workshop on Factors Contributing to Unsustainability and Overexploitation in Fisheries). It aimed more specifically at answering the following three major questions: What are the major obstacles to the implementation of major legal instruments? What are the main lessons learned and the possible paths to solutions for improved implementation? What are the possible gaps that may exist in these instruments to guide the international community in improving the management of marine fisheries?
The workshop was based on a review of eleven case studies, each relating to one of the following categories of fishery: large volume small pelagics; tuna and tuna-like species; large volume demersals; and coastal fisheries.
This document contains the report of the workshop, discussion papers containing case studies and notes submitted to the workshop by participants. This document, and in particular the conclusions adopted by workshop participants, will serve as a basis for further analytical work aimed at improved fisheries management and a more effective implementation of major international fisheries instruments.
PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
PART I: REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES INSTRUMENTS AND FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY AND OVEREXPLOITATION IN FISHERIES
2. SUMMARY OF DISCUSSION PAPERS
3. CONCLUSIONS OF WORKSHOP
ANNEX 1: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
ANNEX 2: WORKSHOP AGENDA
ANNEX 3: ANALYTIC SUMMARY OF WORKSHOP ON FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY BANGKOK, 4-8 FEBRUARY 2002
ANNEX 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE REVIEWS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE SECOND WORKSHOP ON FACTORS OF UNSUSTAINABILITY
ANNEX 5: LARGE VOLUME SMALL PELAGICS WORKING GROUP
LARGE VOLUME SMALL PELAGIC FISHERIES
TUNA AND TUNA-LIKE SPECIES WORKING GROUP
LARGE VOLUME DEMERSALS WORKING GROUP
COASTAL FISHERIES WORKING GROUP
PART II: DISCUSSION PAPERS
THE LARGE-VOLUME SMALL PELAGIC FISHERIES OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC: ANGOLA, NAMIBIA AND SOUTH AFRICA - by David Boyer and Helen Boyer
THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SMALL PELAGIC FISHERY IN CHILE - by Alejandro Zuleta V.
BIOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF TUNAS STOCKS AND OVERFISHING - by Dr Alain Fonteneau
MANAGEMENT OF TUNA - by Judith Swan
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA ROCKFISH TRAWL FISHERY - by Jake Rice
LARGE VOLUME DEMERSAL FISHERY IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC - by J.-J. Maguire
THE GULF OF THAILAND TRAWL FISHERIES - by Ratana Chuenpagdee and Daniel Pauly
THE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES RESOURCES - by Massimo Spagnolo
THE MANAGEMENT OF MEDITERRANEAN FISHERIES RESOURCES COASTAL FISHERIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN - by Alain Bonzon
WEST AFRICAN COASTAL AND SMALL-SCALE DEMERSAL FISHERIES - by Stephen Cunningham, Boubacar Ba and Sidi el Moctar ould Iyaye
THE CASE OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - by Philippe Cacaud
PART III: NOTES PREPARED BY PARTICIPANTS
COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES LAW - by Annick Van Houtte
SOME IDEAS RELATING TO FISHERY SUSTAINABILITY - by Anthony Charles
OVERVIEW OF PRAWN AND NILE PERCH (LATES NILOTICUS) FISHERIES SUSTAINABILITY IN TANZANIA - by T.W. Maembe
ECUADORIAN FISHERIES - by Rafael Trujillo